Staying Home Leaving Violence

One of the reasons women return to violent partners is the difficulty in setting up a new life. Starting over in a new home, new area, new school, and new employment can be too overwhelming for women escaping violent relationships, especially when they have little or no support.

The Staying Home Leaving Violence program aims to prevent homelessness by working with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator from the family home so that women and children can remain safely where they are.

The program places accountability firmly on the shoulders of the violent offender and ensures women and children are not driven to homelessness or uprooted from their families, friends and schools.

It also provides a range of support for victims such as safety planning, improving home security, assistance in managing finances, support for children and helping women throughout the complicated legal process.

The service operates in 23 Staying Home Leaving Violence locations across NSW.

Information about Staying Home Leaving Violence is available in 22 community languages, including English, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Kiswahili, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese. 

Key links and resources

The program operates in the following locations:

Bega – 6492 6239
Blacktown – 9677 1962
Broken Hill - 08 8088 2520
Campbelltown – 1800 077 760
Dubbo – 6883 1561
Eastern Sydney – 0439 414 673
Fairfield/Liverpool – 9602 7795
Gosford – 4356 2600
Kempsey – 6562 2272
Lake Macquarie – 4943 9255
Maitland/Cessnock – 4937 1927
Moree – 6752 4536
Newcastle – 4926 3577
Nowra – 4421 7400
Parramatta/Holroyd - 9636 8437
Penrith – 4721 2499
Redfern – 9699 9036
Tamworth – 0418 598 556
Wollongong – 4256 7333
Wyong/Gosford – 4356 2600

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)